Wednesday, February 24, 2010

AMERICAN CHINATOWN by Bonnie Tsui wins 2009 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature


The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association, has selected AMERICAN CHINATOWN: A People's History of Five Neighborhoods as the winner of its 2009 Adult Non-Fiction Award. Bonnie Tsui's site is here.

Evan Osnos of The New Yorker calls AMERICAN CHINATOWN:  “A wonderfully revealing and compassionate trip into the real lives of men and women who straddle the world’s two great powers… Tsui plunges into Chinatowns that are, like China itself, reinventing themselves before our eyes, showing not only to what it means to be Chinese in the world, but also the spirit of self-invention that made America great.”